7 Tops and Shirts to Wear With Light Blue Jeans
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  • Writer's pictureBrenda

7 Tops and Shirts to Wear With Light Blue Jeans

Updated: Feb 22

Light wash denim is generally regarded as a more casual denim. It can be used to create many more casual looks. Although light jeans may not be slimming like dark blue jeans, you can still create many chic looks with them. Just bear in mind that a pair of light was denim is not the best choice to wear to the office or for more formal meetings.

In today’s blog post, I would be going over 7 different ways to style a pair of light blue jeans to create stylish looks. Jeans are a wardrobe staple we most likely all own however, light denim tends to be avoided by many women. It can seem like it’s harder to style jeans in light colors but that is not the case. I would be providing you with lost of outfit inspiration in today’s post.


Light blue jeans tend to be worn more often during the warmer months but you can wear them whenever you wish. They can be paired with warmer tops to achieve warm looks. As someone with thick thighs and curves, I know how difficult it can be finding the right pair of jeans.

Before we dive into the various outfit ideas with a pair of lighter wash jeans, I would like to share some great sites to shop for lighter denim. The most important thing is to start with a pair of jeans that flatter your body. I would be sharing different styles of light blue jeans to try and accommodate as many preferences as possible.

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Where to shop for light blue jeans

i) Pretty Little Thing

Pretty Little Things offers a wide range of light wash jeans to choose from. Straight leg jeans such as skinny jeans are the most popular style on their website. You can choose from high-waisted to cropped to distressed jeans. One of my favorites is THIS asymmetric waistband high-waisted pair. Perfect to pair with a cropped top.

ii) Old Navy

Old Navy also offers some great options when it comes to light blue jeans. You can find classic cuts such as straight leg jeans as well as more modern super skinny jeans in light denim. If you’re looking for a pair of modern flared jeans, then THIS high-waisted flared optionwould be a great idea.

iii) Shein

Ripped jeans have been able to stick around for a long time. They are the basis of many chic casual denim outfits. A pair of light wash distressed jeans can be paired with casual tops such as crop tops and bustiers to create sexy casual looks. THIS PAIR of ripped wide leg jeans would be the perfect match to make this happen.

iv) Nordstrom

City Chic is a brand that Nordstrom carries and their jeans are getting great reviews. They offer affordable jeans for curvy women and so here’s a one to bookmark for my plus-size queens. If you’re looking for a great pair of everyday light wash skinny jeans, THESE ONES are worth checking out.

v) Revolve

If you’re looking to splurge on a brand new pair of light blue jeans, Revolve clothing offers many stylish options. They are pricier than the other brands listed on this site as many of the jeans are designer. Consider these jeans an investment. THESE Agolde straight leg jeans are perfect to pair with a basic white shirt and a pair of heeled sandals.

Now that you have a good idea of where to shop for the perfect pair of light wash denim jeans, let’s talk about the different ways to style them. I would be focusing on the different tops and shirts that would work best with a pair of light jeans. Suggestions for full outfits would also be provided.

What to wear with light blue jeans

1) A t-shirt

You can create a smart casual outfit by pairing a plain white t-shirt with a pair of light blue denim jeans. The lighter colors give this outfit a more casual appearance than a pair of dark denim jeans. The easiest way to make this look a little more formal is to add a structured blazer.

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This is a classic look you would wear for PTA meetings or to an out-of-office meeting. Complete your look with a pair of white sneakers or a pair of high heels. For a laid-back outfit, try opting for a graphic tee. Add a black leather jacket and a pair of combat boots for a chic look during the colder months.

2) A crop top

Pair your light wash jeans with crop tops to create a more casual look. A pair of skinny jeans is my favorite choice if I’m headed for date night. For a casual day out with friends, you could choose a pair of high-waisted straight leg jeans. Go for cropped tops in bright colors during the summer months.

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If you’re a fan of the 90s style, you could wear a bandeau top and add a denim shirt or denim jacket to complete your look. Choose a pair of baggy jeans à la Aaliyah and throw on a pair of sneakers if you’re going for a casual style. Don’t forget the skinny sunglasses and fanny pack!

3) A sweater

During the colder months, your light wash jeans can still make an appearance. You can pair them with different types of sweater to create chic yet warm outfits. For nights out with the girls or date nights, you could opt for a cropped sweater. If you’re going to be layering up, choose a fitted sweater.

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A simple outfit you could wear to class or to the mall would be an oversized sweater paired with light blue skinny jeans. Complete this look with a pair of ankle boots and you have yourself a stylish Fall look. Add a round hat to take your look up a notch.

I love THIS OPTION as well.

4) A button-down shirt

Pairing your light blue jeans with a button down shirt is a great option if you have a casual business meeting. Headed to happy hour right after? Unbutton the top buttons for a flirtier look. You can also tie your dress shirt in the front to create a chic ‘out of office’ look.

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Make your look more interesting by pairing your button-down with a pair of boyfriend jeans. This is a classic look you can wear to visit friends or head out to lunch. During the cold months, opt for a pair of boots and add a leather jacket.

5) A blouse

Blouses are great options to pair your light denim jeans with during the warmer weather. Blouses with puff sleeves are flattering on women with wider waists as they bring attention to your shoulders. If your body type is top-heavy, you want to stay away from blouses with a lot going on.

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Try pairing your jeans with blouses in different colors and styles to create multiple looks. Stick to neutral colors if you work in a conservative work environment. Long-sleeved blouses can be layered during the winter to create more looks.

6) A tank top

Tank tops are a good option if you’re creating a simple casual look with your light blue jeans. A tank top is a great base to build upon as well. You could add flannel shirts to your tank tops to make your look more interesting. My favorite way to rock this look is by tying by flannel shirt around my waist.

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Of course, this is great when it’s nice outside. You can also add a jacket such as a bomber jacket to create a stylish casual look you can wear to grab drinks. Tank tops could also be worn underneath dress shirts with the buttons left unbuttoned.

7) A peplum top

The best way to hide a belly when wearing a pair of light-wash jeans is to pair it with a peplum top. I love peplum tops because they accentuate the waist while elegantly hiding unwanted belly fat. As lighter jeans tend to show more body insecurities than dark jeans, you can try pairing them with more flattering tops.

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Choose peplum tops in bold colors and vibrant prints to take attention away from other body parts you may be insecure about. Choose colors that compliment your skin tone. You can always add a skinny belt on top to make your waist appear even smaller. Add a pair of high heels to complete your outfit.

I hope you have gotten lots of light blue jeans outfit ideas from this post. Light wash denim is generally regarded as more casual and so these outfits reflected that. Choose jeans styles that match your personal preferences and flatter your body shape for the best results.

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Do check out my post: 7 tops to wear with dark blue jeans if you are looking for outfit ideas to wear with your dark wash jeans.

Until the next post,



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